Advice solicited on dealing with VW
smarinello at entouch.net
Thu May 3 15:06:44 EDT 2007
Exactly my point. When the mileage started dropping, I thought I'd see
some oil loss, but none at all. The dry black powder on the tailpipes
would lead me to suspect some richness, but it's not that much and VW
says that's what to expect.
At $3.00+ per gal of premium, it costs me over $35 per day round trip to
work. Not going to keep doing that long.
Taka Mizutani wrote:
> This is an '07- revised EPA numbers are getting pretty accurate to
> real-world numbers.
> There's no reason why a GTI can't get 28-30mpg highway driving. The numbers
> that Steve is posting is about what I get with the STi- that's with much
> sticker, high rolling resistance tires than his, AWD drivetrain frictional
> losses, shorter gearing and 100hp more.
> The A4 2.0q gets better gas mileage than what Steve is experiencing and
> that's with quattro drivetrain losses.
> On 5/3/07, Richard J Lebens <rick-l at rocketmail.com> wrote:
>> Better get some more facts together.
>> You need a more documented scientific approach to:
>> How are you calculating mileage.
>> What other Identical cars actually get. How they are driven similar
>> to yours.
>> The EPA fuel economy estimates are just numbers. It says all over the
>> sticker to just use that as a comparison.
>> What mileage did you expect? Running 75 mph with oxygenated Houston gas
>> probably is not how the EPA calculated fuel economy.
>> If the IM monitors in the OBD all passed I don't see how the engine could
>> run more efficiently.
>> Good luck anyway.
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